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Definition of befriend verb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



[usually passive] befriend somebodyVerb Forms present simple I / you / we / they befriend
he / she / it befriends
past simple befriended
-ing form befriending
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to become a friend of someone, especially someone who needs your help Shortly after my arrival at the school, I was befriended by an older girl.
See the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary entry: befriend